Diebold And Offensive-Security Partner To Launch Ohio Education Initiative
Offensive-Security Ohio Chapter to provide free information security training for local industry leaders
05 April 2011
The official training arm for the industry’s most-used penetration test, BackTrack, Offensive-Security is widely recognized as a leader in information security, training, certification, penetration testing and exploitation. Designed for security professionals of all technical abilities, OSOC forums will be led by Diebold security experts who have successfully completed Offensive-Security certifications, including the Offensive-Security Certified Expert (OSCE), the Offensive-Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and the Offensive-Security Wireless Professional (OSWP).
“We are thrilled to partner with Diebold to establish our first state chapter,” said Mati Aharoni, chief executive officer, Offensive-Security. “Staying one step ahead of hackers and other network threats requires constant vigilance, training and testing to identify vulnerabilities. Working with Diebold and leveraging the company’s vast experience in security, we look forward to educating Ohio’s security leaders about how to best protect their networks.”
By utilizing Diebold’s education facilities and experience as a leading security integrator, OSOC will provide its members with the tools they need to deploy an advanced information security program.
“Diebold’s goal as an innovative security company is to share our resources and expertise to improve the state of security and awareness in Ohio,” said David Kennedy, director, information security, Diebold. “By partnering with Offensive-Security, we are directly helping to meet the current and emerging information security needs of our customers. The result of this collaboration will be more secure organizations that enhance operational efficiencies and increase return on investment (ROI) for security initiatives.”
The first OSOC forum, held Feb. 11, was comprised of security leaders from various corporations in Northern Ohio and provided an introduction to penetration testing and exploitation. The next forum is scheduled for April 8, and monthly events are planned throughout 2011. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.